Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Momo Fuchi Wrist Pincushion

I received this wrist pincushion last year for Christmas. It is made by Momo Fuchi. It is so adorable but incredibly useful! It is also very well made, with quality fabric. There is also a Momo Fuchi ribbon sewn on the side. I just thought I should post this because it's such an adorable yet useful object.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Keep Your Hands Warm! Handmade Cotton Knit White Handwarmers Instructions

More hand warmers! These will be given as a gift to someone this Christmas. Like my fake cardboard hand?

These are super easy to make, just like my brown alpaca knit hand warmers. They are made with white cotton yarn.

Instructions for making these hand warmers:

1. Make 7 rows of alternating knit and purl.
2. Make 27 rows of alternating 3 purl and 1 knit.
3. Make 7 rows of alternating knit and purl.
4. You should have a knit rectangle. Turn inside out and use a crochet hook to connect the sides of the rectangle, leaving a hole for a thumb.

It's that easy! This project should take just a few hours, for a fast, last minute, handmade Christmas present.

Monday, December 19, 2011

How to Make a Fabric Bow Barrette Hair Clip

Here is a tutorial on how to make a French style bow barrette out of fabric!

You can purchase the instructions in a beautiful printable format here:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

My First Etsy Trade!

I traded these:                                      For this:

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Handmade Alpaca Knit Hand Warmers

This was my new project for Christmas presents. These hand warmers were hand knit and crocheted with 100% Alpaca yarn! It is so soft!

Jump for simple instructions to make these hand warmers.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gift Packaging Ideas

This is a sample of my holiday gift packaging for my Etsy store. I use a bracelet sized kraft box, cut out holiday scrapbooking paper into strips, and paste it to the top of the box.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Bloody Shirt

I made this shirt during the summer. It is entirely sewn by hand, no sewing machine touched this shirt! I actually designed another shirt, made that one, and used the leftover scraps to make this one. I actually like this one better though. The back hangs lower than the front, and it's kind of loose all over, but also is short, a sort of cut-off shirt.

I love the fabric though, it looks like I murdered someone!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Scalloped Edge Felt Business Card Holder

Here is a business card holder that I made out of felt. I sewed the seams by hand and scalloped the edges with just scissors.

Jump for more photos!